Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bunny Shaming: or, Dog and Rabbit Aren't Friends

Bunny shaming is the hot new trend on the Buzzfeeds.

My new sister-in-law (!! and yes, I'm going to keep doing the !!! because I just got married and it's very exciting!) can really appreciate this meme, as she has two rabbits who get into all kinds of trouble. I bet she'll be adding her own contributions soon enough!

[via Mental Floss]

Hyperbole and a Book!!

The Hyperbole and a Half book is still on track to be released in October! Thank goodness! The internets hasn't been fun since Allie went offline a year+ ago, but if that means she's taking care of herself and pumping out a sweet, sweet book - I'm game!

Retta on Fallon!

Gotta love @UnfoRETTAble and her debut on Fallon last night. Check it out!

As we all know, everyone's a little bit racist sometimes, so it's awesome anytime a talented comic opens up a discussion about racism with humor. Love it! Thanks, Retta! I hope she gets some good storylines on the next season of Parks and Rec (NBC, will you please renew it already so I can stop worrying!? Thank you!)

[via Comic's Comic]

Labradoodle's Day Of Fun!

This is very relaxing and somewhat hypnotizing if you watch without the sound on:

Also, that labradoodle is adorable!! And has a LOT of energy. Good thing his owner lives close to a doggy swimmin' hole!

[via A Place to Love Dogs]

Just your average BBQ...

... With two standard poodles!

A pretty great find from Cindy Paul (Paw-l??) at A Place to Love Dogs, I think. I sure hope the grill's turned off, though. Wouldn't want anything to harm those dainty little paws!

Patton Oswalt's Star Wars VII Pitch, via Parks and Rec

In case you missed it...

I cannot believe that was entirely improvised! I mean, clearly Patton Oswalt loves comics and movies. And, to be honest, if had to pitch on a Harry Potter sequel, I could also spontaneously go on for eight minutes (although the first and last two would be about how terrible of an idea that is).

Even better? EW had their designer Jef Castro create a movie poster for the hypothetical film. Spoiler alert: it's epic.

Obviously, my favorite part is the tagline.

[via /Film]

Monday, April 29, 2013

Getting your MRSMBA Degree?

Some confusing data out of Vanderbilt University suggests that women from elite ("snooty") universities work less than women from non-elite ("regular") universities. What's the deal? Do these women, possibly more likely to have been born into privilege, decide to continue to live in luxury off their parents' or spouses' money? Effectively earning their 21st century MRS degree? Or are they making work work for them, by choosing positions that allow them flexible hours and a more leisurely lifestyle because they'd rather spend more time travelling the world or taking care of their kids? Or are they getting pushed out of their jobs by latent sexism, and get too frustrated to press through? Choosing instead to focus on other pursuits? And what's the difference between the women from the elites who decide to work full-time vs those who do not (aside from kids)? Or is this research full of bull (and admittedly, I have not read the entire paper so it very well might be - or it might be the most insightful and well-researched paper in years. I have no idea!)


[via Neatorama]

Futurama: The Re-Canceling

Here's the thing: Was I watching the new Futurama episodes religiously? No. Did I like the idea that I COULD watch new episodes on Comedy Central or Netflix whenever nothing else was on and I wanted to laugh and not be forced by the husband (!!!) into watching American Pickers? Very much so. Also, I liked that there were talented comedy writers getting a good job off of it - hope for the rest of us, etc etc. And, hey, if the Simpsons and Family Guy are still on this long after they stopped being hyper-relevant, why not Futurama? (Note: I would HAPPILY work for either of those shows. No judgment. Just saying!)

But, alas, Futurama has indeed been re-canceled. Admittedly, it had a slightly larger budget than Tosh.0 so I don't blame them too much. Oh well, at least I can still enjoy the re-runs, and now when those runs re- every once and a while I'll be able to say, "Oh, hey, I haven't seen this one yet!" And that is nice.

Double the Efficiency, Double the Fun!

A new type of solar panel developed by Swiss researchers and IBM is 30% efficient in terms of how much energy is transferred to electricity (vs heat), but it uses 35% of the remaining energy to desalinate water instead of leaving it as wasted heat. Pretty boss, no? Read all about it over at ThinkProgress!

Do you REALLY want to retire at 30?

This guy did. But after reading half that article I thought... Eh, that's too much work to not have to work.

Nah, I'm just kidding - some great advice there! Reminds me of my superstar non-profit guru brother.

Steven Spielberg's "Obama"

I didn't watch the whole thing, but I heard this was one of the best parts of the White House Correspondents Dinner, and it's pretty darn funny:

If you like that taste, here's the full CSPAN cast of Obama's speech (also pretty funny):

[via TPM]

17 Animals Who Don't Even Know What Just Happened to Them

Oooh Buzzfeed - sometimes you're too much. Sometimes you're just enough.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Photo by Kelly Kate Photography
Succulents and rings.

(Sorry, couldn't help posting another photo!)

Hey, We Got Hitched!

Our beautiful centerpieces, by Rusty Glenn Design.
Photo by Kelly Kate Photography
It was a beautiful, magical whirlwind. We're so happy. Thought you'd like to know!

We Need More Women Comedy Directors (and also directors in general, duh)!

Comedian and writer Diana Wright gathered the data and discovered that of the top 10 highest-grossing comedies each year for the last ten years, only 4.5% of them were directed by women. Pretty abysmal if you ask me. I assume the number of women who wrote those comedies was higher, but I can't imagine by too much. Funny ladies, we've got to break through - I don't know how, I don't know when, I probably know where (Hollywood?) - but we've got to. Clearly, no one's going to do it for us (or, honestly, probably even cares all that much that the current state of affairs is the worst).

Challenge accepted.

[via ThinkProgress]

Sesame Street Explains Sculpture with Jon Hamm

A great art lesson for kids:

Although I wish I could have seen how Elmo made that sculpture-muppet! THAT's a skill I'd love to learn!

[via ThinkProgress]

Give Me all of the Holidays and Calendars You Have.

Parks and Rec posted Leslie's calendars for Ben and Ann.

Ben's is more adorable. Ann's displays how difficult it is to be Leslie's friend, but Karaoke Day sounds fun! I'd kill it at "A Whole New World", too!

[via HuffPo TV and Facebook]

'Nikki & Sara LIVE' renewed for Season 2 this Summer!

Congratulations to Nikki & Sara LIVE for getting a new season starting this summer! You all did it!! Hooray!!

Hero Alert!

A University of New Hampshire student athlete just saved someone's life. A few years ago, Cameron Lyle signed up to be a bone marrow donor along with several other students from UNH. Several weeks ago, he got the call from the National Marrow Donor Program letting him know he was a 100% match with a recipient - a staggering one in five million chance. The recipient has leukemia  Without the marrow, he was given six months. With the marrow, he's gotten at least a few more years. Lyle gave his marrow on the 24th. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his senior year of discus, hammer, shot put in order to recover, but he knew it was a worthy price to pay to save a life.

[via Deadspin]

Elephant Seal Scratch

... or a good scratch! 

I love it when animals do people things!

[via Neatorama]

Baby Hedgehog!

Oh my goodness. TOO cute!!

Sometimes you just need a good snuggle or a good stretch.

[via Neatorama]

Ya' Herd, with Jay Jackson!

I always knew Perd Hapley was the part Jay Jackson was born to play.

I saw him on a commercial the other day playing a butcher: "I'm a butcher. I am giving you the flesh of the animal you requested I slaughter."

Am I right?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!!

To celebrate, I continue to live in New York City (where my carbon footprint is significantly smaller than if I lived in a suburban area)! Beyond that, I haven't really done anything, but who can blame me as I'm on my mini-moon!!!

Yep! I'm hitched! Photos and wedding-related posts to come!! Get pumped!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If Only Olivia Pope Planned My Wedding...

It would be much more scandalous, which would be a negative, but on the plus-side, she could probably throw it together in three days and make everything look absolutely perfect (at least on the outside - on the inside a governor will probably need a sex thing covered up and Olivia will be busy getting some Fitz on the sly).

Seriously, though, I think one of the things people (including me!) love so much about Scandal is the idea that there's someone out there who just knows what to do and does it - even if what she does ultimately is totally wrong - which it sometimes is! Olivia, tell us what to do!

'The Way, Way Back' Trailer

Apparently, everyone at Sundance loved this little Nat Faxon-Jim Rash special, and I can see why:

It looks cute and packed with talent and sweet humor. A little male-centric for my taste, but if the women are as well-rounded as the men seem to be, I'm sure it'll shape up nicely (that sounds like weird innuendo but I swear I just mean character development!). It really makes me feel like summer (ok, not the boating scenes - my bit of Texas was entirely landlocked) and specifically like childhood summer camp (so much well-meaning angst and so many counselors-as-role-models!).

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Everyday Sexism

Just found out about the blog Everyday Sexism. It's a place where women can anonymously share their experiences with sexism, both minor and major offenses. The goal is to prove how prevalent sexism is in our daily lives, and that we must do something about it. They recently had a write-up in the Daily Beast, and will be part of a documentary for Chime for Change. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Comfort In, Dump Out

This is seriously the simplest, easiest, best advice I've heard when you're put into a situation where someone you know/love is going through a traumatic or painful life event. Seriously. Read it. Live it. I think most people inherently know this, but it's so much better seeing it all laid out and explained so simply. It just makes sense!

[via The Hairpin]

Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Always 'Muppets Tonight' in Heaven Now

/Film has a lovely write-up about Jane Henson, Sam and Friends co-creator and puppeteer, longtime collaborator on the Muppets, wife of Jim Henson, and mother to their five children, including current Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson and avant-garde puppeteer and director Brian Henson. She passed away on April 2nd. She was 78.

River Otters Be Swimmin'!

Watch this adorable baby otter learn to swim!

And by swim, I mean get dunked... over... and over... again. Now I remember why I didn't like my swimming lessons!

[via Neatorama]

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heaven: Two Thumbs Up?

Roger Ebert passed away today at age 70.

Here is his obituary.

Want to go see a movie this weekend?